EUGENE, Ore. - The University of Oregon women's basketball team could not sustain the pressure from No. 3 Stanford as the Ducks fell to the Cardinal, 81-46, on Saturday afternoon at Matthew Knight Arena.
Leading 42-20 at halftime, Stanford (24-1, 15-0 Pac-12) didn't let up in the second half.
Chiney Ogwumike absorbed a hard foul midway through the second half that left her sprawled out under the basket. She stayed down for a few moments, holding her chin, before getting up and sinking a pair of free throws with 12:36 left.
That was part of a 15-3 run pushed the Cardinal lead to 61-25 after a Nnemkadi Ogwumike jumper at the 12:10 mark.
Chiney Ogwumike added back-to-back layups to give Stanford its largest lead of 38 points at 67-29.
A blazing start had Stanford in cruise control all day. Back-to-back three-pointers by Toni Kokenis and Joslyn Tinkle gave the Cardinal an 8-0 lead after just 75 seconds.
Oregon, meanwhile, missed its first seven shots and trailed 13-1 before senior Amanda Johnson scored the Ducks' first basket at the 15:25 mark.
The Ducks shot just 25 percent (8-of-32) in the first half.
The Cardinal was paced by Tinkle with 19 points, 14 from Chiney Ogwumike and Nnemkadi Ogwumike, who recorded the game's only double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
With the victory, Stanford claimed the inaugural Pac-12 title outright.
The Ducks return to the court on Feb. 25 to take on Oregon State at 2 p.m. in the Civil War presented by the Northwest Ford Dealers and Pacific Source Health Plans.
NOTES: With seven rebounds today, Amanda Johnson took over fifth in career rebounds with 855. She passes Arianne Boyer (850/1994-97)...Today's attendance of 2,611 was the second-highest of the season...Jasmin Holliday played in her 120th career game on Saturday, moving in to the all-time UO top 5 in that category...Oregon had season lows in points (46), field goals (16 - tie), 3-point field goals (4 - tie) and steals (2)...Saturday marked the first time all season that the Ducks have not had a player record double figures in the scoring column...Former coach Jody Runge and several former players were on hand for alumni day on Saturday.